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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : March 13, 1964 (Friday)

Gatwick Airport South, Surrey

Shooting moved 27 miles south of London for two of the film's most important sequences. It meant an early start for the Beatles, who arrived at Gatwick at 10:00 am. The first task of the day was to shoot the film's closing sequence, in which the Beatles ran into view and clambered into a helicopter which then took off into the sky, scattering promotional photographs of the group onto the ground below.

After lunch, the Beatles were filmed larking about on a nearby helicopter launch pad (the helicopter was overhead, with the camera man on board). Along with footage shot on April 22nd, and 23rd, this formed a part of the "Can't Buy Me Love" liberation sequence.

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